Fascinating blog post about why one doctor provides 2nd trimester abortions: http://community.feministing.com/2009/05/why-i-provide-second-trimester.html#more
These women wanted termination, it wasn't that they needed it to survive. The doctors, I assume cardiologists would've been involved, told this woman no. I
I'd like to know when these stories all happened. I found myself in an unplanned pregnancy and called every pro-life organization and church I could ger my hands on in Jan '06 and was basically told that unless I was a teen or a battered woman I was out of luck wrt housing resources. Had the pregnancy been discovered I would have been homeless along with my 2 kids, I also have several health issues which complicate pregnancy and make being on the street even more dangerous (especially with, then 2 small children). I was SOOOOOO thankful when that pregnancy ended in a natural m/c because I wouldn't have been able to live with myself for having the abortion I would have HAD to have....and I was PL when all this happened. It was the defining moment that made me switch to being Pro-choice.
I imagine that, for a woman having heart problems that are being exaserbated by pregnancy, waiting "1 or 2 months" for the fetus to reach an ok age to be delivered is a long time. What if the unthinkable happened in that time and she died? Who are you (general you) to decide that she should take that risk? Also, do you have any idea how much money and resources it takes to keep a micropreemie alive? It can cost as much as a million dollars. Do you have that kind of money? I don't. Who do you think should cover those costs? The state? The hospital? Insurance companies?
Nobody can know what a woman is physically, emotionally, mentally, and financially able to handle except that woman, which is why only she can make the choice re: gestation or termination.
I am not talking about pro-life organizations and you don't mention what state you are from. If its Chicago, Portland, Washington, Texas, etc you are SOL. They would prefer you terminate and give your children to the state if you have any. Its more profitable to the government not too help.
In California there is assistance, the top 3 states are Minnesota, Wisconsin, and California. I have a 3 month old son and haven't found work since July 2008. I left for California after being told in Chicago,
No there isn't......unless you mean Northern California. I was in SOUTHERN California and was told that unless I was a teen or in a domestic abuse situation there was NO HELP for me housing wise...... Cash aid...sure...medical...food stamps...yes....all there ...but HOSING....nope...all the illegals are holed up in whatever affordable housing southern cailfornia has left.
The above statement is REALITY!!! Not some "oh, the baby should be saved at all costs" pie-in-the-sky, rose-colored glasses, one-size-fits-all kind of sentimentality!
What conscious, empathic, compassionate, knowledgeable human being doesn't know that? Instead of those who are FED psycho-babble by their church, family, etc?